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the election on tuesday, on wednesday either barack obama or mitt romney will have to start worrying about the same urgent challenge, how to stop the united states from falling over the fiscal cliff. this is, of course, the second cliff hanger that the united states has faced in two years, the first being the debt ceiling debacle. how did the world's greatest democracy start functioning so badly? maybe the next president can try to fix this broader problem. but first the fiscal cliff. unless congress acts, the spending cuts and tack increases that would be triggered automatically next january would take 5.1% out of the country's gdp in one year according to the congressional budget office. that would be one of the most severe experiments with austerity in history, larger than anything greece, spain, italy, or the united kingdom has tried. in fact, it's almost three times the size of britain's austerity program. and the results of those european programs have thus far been a dramatic slowdown in economic growth and a sharp spike in unemployment. once again, the rest of the world watches to
to eat at red lobster and listen to smooth jazz? that romney supporters prefer to dine at olive garden and watch college football? well, big data does. big data. that is the buzz word for the immense amounts of information being captured about all of us in this interconnected age. it's a great boon for business, but unbeknownst to many of us, it was also used to a great effect in the 2012 presidential race. here to explain the choorls. charles, what is big data? why is it new? >> big data is -- two things have happened in the last four or five year, the first of which is everyone is now generating much more data throughout their entire life. when grow online, when use use your credit card, when you do something that allows any company to track your data, you're allowing them to track your preferences. companies and campaigns can now take that data and can crunch it within seconds to try and figure out who you are, what types of habits you have, what do you like, and what can push your buttons. >> so explain what the campaigns have been doing with this new data. >> well, one of the thin
of the romney tax plan. >> and i think what the republicans would argue, david, is that the big problem is tax hikes are here to stay and spending cuts tend to fritter away. you know, the spending restraint is maintained for a year or two. is there a way to do a deal where you put in place super majority requirements, that is to say if you now want to go outside of this framework and raise spending again you need 66% votes. something like that so that republicans are assured that you don't have a two-tier system where the tax hikes are prominent but the spending cuts are one-year deals. >> that would be a very smart way to go. i think you have to put some for examples in there for both sides, frankly. and that has a lot of merit to it. i come back to this notion of whether the -- i think it's perfectly fair for the president to say we need more revenue and within that context i promise the american people the burdens would go -- the wealthy would have to pay more. but you can do that within the framework of simpson-bowles. simpson-bowles didn't ask for tax increases, or increases in the rates.
." while the romney and ryan ticket lost, one of the main arguments of their campaign does have some merit, and eberstadt's book is the best data-filled analysis about the rise of the entitlement state in america. all western societies will have to confront this problem as the baby boomer reese tire and these costs sky rocket. now for the last look. >>> last sunday was probably the world's biggest ever shopping day. don't worry, americans. you didn't sleep through some new pre-thanksgiving sale. this event was in china. as many of the biggest things seem to be these days. millions of people sent gifts to their loved ones, clogging up the postal service. the event, a made-up holiday. china's bizarre rowe version of valentine's day, referred to as singles day. it falls on 11/11. get it, 1, 1, 1, 1, singles. those single men had better be sending renice gifts to the on jektss of their affection. >>> the chekt answer to our gps challenge was c, according
.com/fareed. this week's book is "a nation of takers." while the ryan and romney ticket lost, one of the messages of their campaign does have some merit. it is the best data-filled analysis about the rise of entitlement in america. all western societies will have to confront this problem as the baby boomers retire and these costs skyrocket. now for the last look. last sunday was probably the world's biggest ever shopping day. don't worry, americans. you didn't sleep through some new pre-thanksgiving sale. this event was in china as many of the bigger things seem to be these days. millions of people sent gifts to their loved ones, clogging up the postal services. the event? a made-up holiday. china's bizarre version of valentine's day. they call it singles day. it falls on november 11 each year. get it? 1-1, singles. there will be 38 more men of married age than women. those single men better be sending really nice gifts to the object of their affection. the answer to our question was c, 50% was up in electoral dm democracies. thanks for being a part of my program this week. i'll see you next week
've wanted to hear are border fence and deportation. that's why mitt romney activated a policy of self-deportation during the prisonal campaign. that's why he lost the spanish vote and asian vote to president obama by a landslide. president obama seems emboldened and the republicans chasened. so we have an opening for a deal. what should it look like? >> well, it should look like e bipartisan bond. that one did not even get to the floor of the house or senate for a vote. the right hated it because it provided a legal path for undocumented workers. the left because it reduced family unification and the unions opposed the temporary worker provisions. in an earlier era, the fact that the two wings of the party disliked the bill might actually have made passage easier because the passage was in the center. today it's shifted to the wings of the political parties who control their agendas. john mccain the original sponsor of the bill now denounces his own hanley work. will it's hope in the post election atmosphere this dynamic can change and mccain can proudly support his very own bill. l
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